Has “bipartisanship” ever meant anything other than getting screwed by both sides? I’m not sure, but I can’t remember the last time a law was improved because of Democrat input.
Nor can I imagine why bipartisanship would be viewed as a virtue when Republicans control the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, but John McCain can. As President Trump mulls action on Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program and funding for the border wall, McCain thinks bipartisanship is the answer.
According to Conservative Tribune,
Along with Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons, he’s proposing a “bipartisan” immigration plan that would effectively block the wall along our southern border, and give in to the Democrats completely when it comes to DACA.
The bill, introduced Monday, would grant permanent legal status to undocumented immigrants known as ‘dreamers’ and start bolstering security along the U.S.-Mexico border. But the measure would not immediately authorize spending the $25 billion President Trump is seeking to fortify the border with new wall and fence construction. Some Republicans are seeking at least $30 billion.
As a result, McCain’s bipartisan “solution” would legalize 1.8 million so-called “Dreamers,” giving a nice boost to the Democrat Party’s voter base. Additionally, the bill wouldn’t curb chain migration, or end the diversity visa lottery, two policies Trump favors.
Granted, Trump would need to sign off on such a bill for it to pass, which would never happen. Trump and McCain are no fans of one another, and it’s by design that McCain’s bill explicitly gives Trump none of what he wants.
Nor is there anything in the bill that gives non-RINOs any reason to support it. Maybe, he’ll get Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, his fellow Obamacare saviors?
Regardless, The Donald has already shot the plan down. In a tweet that doesn’t mention the senators by name, Trump blasted the idea of a bill that doesn’t include funding for a border wall, calling it a “waste of time.”
Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time. March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Dems seem not to care about DACA. Make a deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
I guess McCain and company are forgetting that immigration was the issue Trump centered his entire campaign around?
Do you want President Trump reject McCain’s bill ??